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EPISODE 22

Building Safer, Greener, and More Conscious Homes with Casey Grey

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Casey Grey of The Conscious Builder. The Conscious Builder is an Ottawa based residential construction company with a focus on promoting sustainability, comfort, and transparency in the construction industry. Casey’s mission is to make sure everybody in the world has a healthy, comfortable, and efficient home to live in. Through the Conscious Builder Academy, he is helping other contracting businesses to succeed and work towards this mission. Casey also discusses the future of the construction industry, and how building codes are changing to be safer and more environmentally friendly. Tune in to learn how the Conscious Builder is changing the way we think about residential construction. 

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EPISODE 21

The Future of 3D Printed Construction with Vincent Albanese and Ian Artur​

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Vincent Albanese of COBOD International and Ian Artur of nidus3D. Nidus3D partnered with COBOD International and Habitat for Humanity to create Canada’s first 3D printed multi-unit structure made entirely with concrete using COBOD’s BOD2 construction printer. They explain how these economical and environmentally friendly 3D printed homes could become a common building style for those in need of accessible housing. Vincent describes how COBOD and their partners like nidus3D are working together to build structures around the globe faster, with less waste, and at a lower cost. Tune in to learn how COBOD International and their partners are revolutionizing the construction industry with their autonomous building solutions.

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EPISODE 20

Bringing Lean Principles to the Construction Industry with Jonathan Harvey of The New Jobsite

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Jonathan Harvey, Founder and Principal of The New Jobsite. Jonathan founded the company in 2019, after over 15 years on jobsites where he was constantly thinking of ways to build faster and safer, with better tools and less waste. He explains how the company helps contractors by deploying on-site productivity solutions using the 5S lean principles. Join us as he discusses trends and innovations in concrete and the broader construction industry. Learn how The New Jobsite’s Tool Management System can help you implement lean construction principles on your jobsites to make your workers happier and more productive.  

EPISODE 19

Augmenting Construction Workers’ Performance Through Robotics

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Kristi Martindale, Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation. She discusses how Sarcos Robotics manufactures robotic solutions for industrial construction applications. Kristi explains two of their flagship products, the Guardian XO, a full body exoskeleton designed to increase worker capability and reduce the risk of occupational injuries, and the Guardian XT, which takes the upper body of the XO and turns it into a teleoperated robot that can bring human dexterity to hazardous environments. Tune in to find out how exoskeletons and human operated robots can improve safety and efficiency on your jobsite. 
EPISODE 18

The Evolution of Software Within the Construction Industry with Paul McKeon of B2W Software

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Paul McKeon, founder and CEO of BTW Software. Paul founded the company that would become B2W in 1993, introducing the first estimating application for DOT paving projects followed by the first heavy construction estimating application built from the ground up for the Windows environment. He explains BTW’s One Platform, which includes tools for estimating and bidding, scheduling and dispatching, field tracking and analysis, equipment maintenance, as well as safety and inspections. Join us as he describes how he has grown his company from his garage and its original DOS program to the success that it is today. Learn how you can use software to connect all aspects of your project to improve efficiency and performance. 
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EPISODE 17

Making Coatings Sustainably with Brandon Carbol of Weatherskin

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, we sit down with Brandon Carbol, President and CEO of Weatherskin Corporation. Brandon founded Weatherskin alongside his friend and business partner, Marwan Hilal. Join us to learn why Brandon started Weatherskin and to hear the fascinating stories that led to the development of their products and the various challenges that they have encountered. Brandon shares how a construction coating manufacturing company balances its core values of being eco-friendly, developing the highest quality products, and protecting its customers and their projects. He explains how their products are producing nearly zero emissions by replacing materials that are low-VOC, and low-HAP along with their wide library of coatings. Brandon also describes how Weatherskin is not only a company that just believes in producing in an eco-friendly manner, but one that is committed to sustainability throughout their organization; from R&D, to manufacturing, to packaging, and beyond.
EPISODE 16

Improving Construction Workforce Productivity and Safety Using IoT with Daniel Pifko of WakeCap

In this episode of the Construction Revolution podcast, Daniel Pifko, VP North America at WakeCap details how the company offers an industrial IoT solution designed to improve safety, efficiency and productivity for construction companies. By using a network of integrated sensors to connect the job site with a proprietary patented wireless mesh network technology, WakeCap can help manage the construction site workforce and reduce the scheduled risk while also offering huge leaps and safety for the workers.
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EPISODE 15

Building the Robots that Build the World with Phil Cotter of Built Robotics

In this episode of Construction Revolution, Dr. Aali Alizadeh speaks with Phil Cotter, the Head of Deployment Operations at Built Robotics. Phil is helping Built Robotics achieve their mission of “building the robots that build the world”. By upgrading off-the-shelf heavy equipment with AI guidance systems, Built’s technology enables machines to operate fully autonomously. Phil brings a unique set of skills and experiences to Built’s team that he has gained through his studies of biomedical engineering at Duke University and an MBA at MIT. Phil dives deep into Built Robotics and the technology and products that they are bringing to the market as part of revolutionizing the construction industry.  
EPISODE 14

Optimizing Construction Project Schedules Using AI with René Morkos of ALICE Technologies Inc.

In this episode of Construction Revolution, Andrew Fahim speaks with René Morkos, the Founder and CEO of Alice Technologies as well as an adjunct professor Stanford University where he teaches in the PhD Construction Management program. After spending years working on major construction projects all over the world, René developed ALICE, an AI-powered construction simulation and optimization platform. In this conversationRené provides a breakdown of the fascinating technologies developed at ALICE, including the world’s first “generative construction simulator”, and explain“parametric design” in under 30 seconds. He also maps out the roots of his fascination with this field both geographically and temporally, delving into the moments and places that led to defining the founding and future of ALICE.  
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EPISODE 13

A Deep Dive Into Giatec’s SmartRock Wireless Concrete Sensors with Sarah McGuire

In this episode of Construction Revolution, we spoke with Sarah McGuire, the Senior Director of Sales at Giatec Scientific Inc., where she leads the company’s sales and business development to drive its mission to revolutionize the concrete industry. The company’s revolutionary concrete testing technology is now being used in thousands of projects across 85 countries and has been on Canada’s fastest growing companies list for three years running. Sarah built Giatec’s channel partner network to drive demand for internet of things sensors within emerging markets and has developed programs to help clients succeed with using advanced concrete testing technologies. She is now leading the sales efforts and members within the North American market. Giatec is well-known for its SmartRock wireless concrete sensor, and in this episode, Sarah provides a detailed look into the mechanisms of the SmartRock product, an explanation of the maturity method in relation to the function of the sensors, as well as tips and tricks to obtain concrete strength estimation in the most efficient way possible. 
Kristina Mahler
EPISODE 12

Shifting the Stigma Surrounding Careers in Construction with Kristina Mahler

In this episode of Construction Revolution, we spoke with Kristina Mahler, the multi-hyphenate founder of CREW Collaborative and Steel Toe Consulting, LLC. CREW Collaborative aims to change the way the construction industry recruits the incoming workforce, cultivates the existing community, and reduces the stigma associated with careers in construction. With her aim to question the status quo by finding innovative ways to grow the construction industry and a passion for small business strategy, Kristina leadCREW Collaborative to address key concerns in the industry surrounding recruitment, spreading word of the merits of the skilled trades space, and why women are integral to this workforce. She breaks down the mechanisms of marketing that small businesses should strive to master, what it takes to build a nonprofit organization from the ground up, and her vision for CREW Collaborative. 
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EPISODE 11

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Concrete Industry with CarbonCure’s Christie Gamble

In this episode of Construction Revolution, we are joined by Christie Gamble, the Senior Director of Sustainability at CarbonCure Technologies, where she drives the company’s mission to reduce 500 megatons of annual carbon emissions from the cement and concrete industry. As one of the two recipients of the $20 million global five-year NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, CarbonCure manufactures technologies that enable concrete manufacturers to utilize post-industrial carbon dioxide and reduce the carbon impact of their infrastructural projects without compromising concrete quality. Christie provides a detailed breakdown of the scientific process involved in repurposing carbon in concrete production as well as the logistics of providing these services to manufacturers through their market development team. She also emphasizes the importance of creating ambitious but viable goals towards carbon neutrality.
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EPISODE 10

Solving the Construction Industry’s Problems Using Drone Technology with DroneDeploy’s Jay Mulakala

In this episode of Construction Revolution, we are joined by Jay Mulakala from DroneDeploy, where he leads the Global Solutions Engineering team in guiding enterprise sales strategies within North America and the APAC. Jay shares his insights on the potential of drone technology to enhance data visualization and analysis strategies, evolving from basic mapping techniques to a 360-degree experience as provided by their 360 Walkthrough feature, as well as optimizing the project management process in the construction industry. Jay also addresses safety concerns and regulations, relevant authorizations and clearance requirements, as well as emergency and evacuation plans pertaining to their drone operation.
Brian Ringley, Construction Technology Manager at Boston Dynamics
David Burczyk, Construction Robotics Lead, Connected Construction at Trimble Inc.
EPISODE 9

Robotics and Precision Data Collection on Construction Sites

On this episode of the show Boston Dynamic’s Brian Ringley and Trimble’s David Burczyk come on to discuss the technological collaboration between their companies. Trimble and Boston Dynamics collaborate to deliver a seamlessly integrated solution between Spot the robot and premier data collection systems including GNSS, RTS, and 3D laser scanning.
Dr. Jeremy Gregory, Executive Director of Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT
EPISODE 8

Cool Pavement and Urban Pavement Strategy with Dr. Jeremy Gregory of MIT 

In this episode of Construction Revolution learn from MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Executive Director, Dr. Jeremy Gregory, about the carbon uptake of concrete in the US pavement network. Discover the impact of cool pavement on the environment and how and why we need to rethink our urban pavement strategy to reduce carbon output.
Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability at Skanska USA, and Executive Director at Building Transparency.
EPISODE 7

EPD and Sustainability in Construction with Stacy Smedley

In this episode of Construction Revolution, we are joined by Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability at Skanska USA, and Executive Director at Building Transparency. She talks about environmental product declaration (EPD) in the construction industry and the development of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool. Stacy also touches on the future of sustainability in construction as well as the current path to eliminating embodied carbon from buildings! 
Dr. Phil de Luna, Director of Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program at the National Research Council Canada.
EPISODE 6

Getting to Net Zero with Dr. Phil De Luna

In this episode hear from sustainability expert Dr. Phil De LunaDirector of Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program at the National Research Council Canada about the technologies and practices that are being implemented today to get to net zero and reduce CO2 emissions. Find out what capturing carbon is, the role that diversity plays in leadership, the impact of effective communication, and more.  
Nathan Medcalf, Public Relations and Editorial Manager at The Canadian Concrete Expo.
EPISODE 5

The Digital Age of Construction with Nathan Medcalf

In this episode we are joined by Nathan Medcalf, Public Relations and Editorial Manager at The Canadian Concrete Expo as we discuss the latest trends and technologies entering the construction industry. We touch upon how the industry has adjusted to digital format, upcoming technology such as virtual reality, and the influence of construction media.
Andrew Fahim, Giatec Director of Research and Development
EPISODE 4

Concrete Mix Optimization and Artificial Intelligence with Andrew Fahim

In this episode hear from Andrew Fahim, Giatec’s Senior Manager of Research and Development about his personal story of how he joined Giatec and his passion for finding smart solutions. Learn about the latest technologies Giatec is developing and the company’s sustainability initiative through their artificial intelligence tool, SmartMix.
Dr. Aali Alizadeh, Co-Founder & CTO of Giatec Scientific Inc.
EPISODE 3

Revolutionizing the Concrete Industry with Giatec Co-Founder & CTO Dr. Aali Alizadeh

In this episode with Giatec Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Aali Alizadeh, learn what motivated him and his business partner, Dr. Pouria Ghods, to start one of Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Also hear about the latest technologies Giatec is developing and the company’s sustainability initiative through their artificial intelligence tool, SmartMix.  
Dr. Gaurav Sant, Civil, Environmental and Materials Science Professor at UCLA and Founder of CO2Concrete
EPISODE 2

Setting the Foundation for Our Future

In this episode you’ll hear from world renowned experts and leading tech innovators from around the world on the actionable steps we can take to create a sustainable construction industry. This panel discussion was originally recorded in January 2021, at the Net Zero Construction Conference.
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EPISODE 1

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Industry with Giatec CEO Pouria Ghods

On this episode the CEO and Co-Founder of Giatec Dr. Pouria Ghods shares his insights on creating and scaling up a start up in the construction industry and how the company uses its academic background to help bring new technology and practices to business around the world. 

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